Democratic Candidates Pitch DREAM Act for Platform

Thursday, 09 Aug 2012 07:43 AM

 

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In an appeal to Latino voters, three Senate candidates in the Southwest are calling on delegates to the Democratic National Convention to make support of a bill to help young illegal immigrants gain citizenship a part of the party platform.

The Democratic nominee for a Senate seat from New Mexico, congressman Martin Heinrich, is leading the effort. Heinrich says that formally supporting the immigration proposal would provide voters with a clear choice on an issue that many care deeply about.

Democratic candidate Shelley Berkley in Nevada says she supports the effort to get the DREAM Act into the Democratic Party platform. A spokesman for Senate candidate Richard Carmona in Arizona says he does as well.

It's unclear whether the Democrats' platform committee will support the effort.

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